Definitely A Fan of BPS

Have you ever been to a Bass Pro Shop?  Friends have told me about the stores, how awesome they are - but I didn't really believe them. My problem was - I didn't love the logo. I know, I'm such a snob.

Oh - how wrong I was to judge!

Had they told me that there were dioramas similar to what one might see at the Natural History museum with taxidermy that may (or may not) rival what I saw at Deyrolle, I might have come sooner.  Way sooner.  

I was recently on a work trip in Alabama and there happened to be one near where I was staying.  I decided to stop in. Disclosure: I'm not sure all Bass Pro Shops look like this, but the one in Leeds, AL was really quite SPECTACULAR.

 I'm not a fisherman or a hunter, so that makes me....

I'm not a fisherman or a hunter, so that makes me....

 At this point (right after I walked in the front door), I was ready to move in and start whittling wood and smoking a pipe.

At this point (right after I walked in the front door), I was ready to move in and start whittling wood and smoking a pipe.

 It's like Disneyland!

It's like Disneyland!

 This set up inspired visions of me wearing overalls.

This set up inspired visions of me wearing overalls.

 The hyper realism of this one was a little much - but I can appreciate the merchandising team's sense of humor.

The hyper realism of this one was a little much - but I can appreciate the merchandising team's sense of humor.

Based on this store, I would contemplate a job as a store manager.  Yes, for sure a store manager or that person that stands at the end of an aisle, wearing an apron and a hair net, handing out samples of homemade sausage.